Summer Hair Care
Summer Hair Care
When summer is in full force it is time to think about the special care that our hair needs. Whether it be the sun, the sand, the sea or the pool, our hair takes a beating when the temperatures rise. It doesn’t take a lot to ruin our hair but getting it back to a healthy state is another story.
Hair that has been damaged by the sun may become brittle and frizzy. Many times the only way to fix this summer problem is to trim away the damaged follicles.
Pools contain all sorts of damaging chemicals as do hot tubs. One of the most damaging chemicals in pools is a cousin of bleach known as chlorine. Chlorine not only will bleach your hair but can also dry it out, making it brittle. It can also affect your scalp, making it sensitive and itchy. To prevent these symptoms, always wash your hair following a dip.
When it is warm enough to fry and egg on the sidewalk, it is also warm enough to fry your hair cuticles. Try to stay out of the heat as much as possible. If staying out of the sun is not an option, protect your hair by simplifying your daily hair routine. Cut back on the blow drying and heat styling. Also, try using a heat activated conditioner to make your job even easier. Make the summer heat work for you.
Summer is a time to baby your hair and let it go on a vacation. Just as we all need a break from our daily routines, our hair does too. Try doing hair in braids, popping on a straw hat, or even a short fun cut. This is a great time of the year to try something new like a modified bob with a ton of texture. Try a new haircut that doesn’t take much product to maintain. Enjoy your summer and enjoy your hair, it only takes a couple of minutes to prevent months of damage from the hot summer sun and all of the fun that goes with it.Sources: